Explore Middle-earth on this 'Lord of the Rings' location tour. Re-create scenes from 'The Lord of the Rings' book and movies, and see how Middle-earth was created in the beautiful countryside outside Wellington. Go behind the scenes on a visit to the Weta Studios, where 'The Lord of the Rings' movies were produced, and see famous movie locations including the Greenbelt, the Hutt Valley and the gorgeous native forest park that re-created Rivendell. Enjoy a 'Lord of the Rings' lunch and hear insider gossip on how the movies were made on this 'Lord of the Rings' tour in Wellington.
• 8 hours
Take in the sights of Wellington while your cruise ship is in port, and discover one of the world’s most charming capital cities. See where New Zealand’s political leaders rule the country, and visit the Gothic Revival Old St Paul’s Cathedral and other architectural landmarks. Take in views of Wellington from above on a visit to the summit of Mt Victoria, and have the option to take a ride on Wellington’s iconic cable car.
• 2.5 hours
Follow in the footsteps of Bilbo, Frodo and Gandalf on a half-day 'Lord of the Rings' tour from Wellington. See where Middle-earth was created in New Zealand’s beautiful countryside on this Wellington 'Lord of the Rings' tour, and discover why the scenic region was chosen to film the famous ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ movies. Visit movie director Peter Jackson’s Wellington production base, Weta Studios, to see where LOTR and Hobbit production was completed, and go behind the scenes on this unique Wellington half-day tour.
• 4 hours
Discover the highlights of Wellington on this guided 2.5-hour coach tour around New Zealand’s beautiful capital city. Admire local landmarks and historic buildings, including icons such as the Beehive and Old St Paul’s Cathedral. From Mt Victoria, enjoy panoramic views over Wellington Harbour and the South Coast, and drive through pretty suburbs including Seatoun and Oriental Bay. Visit parts of the Wellington Botanic Garden and take an optional ride on Wellington’s iconic red cable car. You'll see and learn more with your expert guide for an excellent overview of Wellington.
• 2.5 hours
Tour an exhibition hall of the world’s leading special effects studios at Weta Workshops, a must-see destination for 'The Lord of the Rings' fans visiting New Zealand. Start your visit on the right foot: A convenient shuttle transfer from central Wellington eliminates the hassle of driving and parking. The informative guided tour takes you through the Weta Cave exhibit for a fascinating behind-the-scenes look into the artistry of the LOTR trilogy, 'Avatar,' and 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' among many others.
• 2.5 hours
InterIslander offers daily ferry services across Cook Strait linking New Zealand's North and South Islands. Cruise across in 3-hours whilst traveling in comfort and style as you savor one of the world's most scenic ferry journeys.The InterIslander is an experience not be missed.
• 3 hours
Spend your day visiting the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds. Visit four boutique Martinborough vineyards, meet some of the families behind the vineyards and learn how this sleepy, rural town blossomed into an internationally renowned wine region.
• 9 hours
Discover the best of Wellington on a scenic hop-on hop-off tour that travels to top sights within the city and surroundings. See attractions including Mt Victoria, Wellington Zoo, Wellington Botanic Garden or the Te Papa museum on your own. Your friendly guide shares informative commentary throughout the 2-hour ride by minivan, with numbers limited to 11 people. You can hop off at any of 11 stops to explore in depth and your ticket is good for 24 hours from time of first use.
• 1 day
Pre-book your hassle free transfer from Wellington airport to your hotel. Let the drivers collect you from the Wellington International or Domestic Airport and drop you off at your accommodation doorstep. They'll even help you with your luggage.
• 30 minutes
Gain insight into New Zealand’s geography and geology on this half-day volcano tour from Auckland. Explore the summits and craters of Mt. Eden, Mangere Mountain, Mt. Wellington, and One Tree Hill with a guide. Along the way, keep watch for native New Zealand wildlife and admire panoramic views over the rugged terrain. This tour includes pickup and drop-off at the cruise port near Queens Wharf, Auckland. Please note, volcanoes visited are inactive.
• 5 hours